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Baldwin, M. W. (ed.) / Volume I: The first hundred years

Gazetteer and note on maps,   pp. 626-666 PDF (1.3 MB)

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 This gazetteer has been prepared to fulfill a variety of functions. Every
place name found in the text or on the maps is here alphabetized and identified,
variant spellings and equivalent names in other languages are supplied, and
the map location is indicated by key letters. Thus it not only serves as
an index to the maps, and a supplement to them, but is in itself a source
for reference on matters of historical geography and changing nomenclature.
Names originating in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, or Armenian have been carefully
transliterated according to the systems described in the prefatory note on
transliteration and nomenclature. 
 In the gazetteer, alphabetization is by the first capital letter of the
form used in maps and text, disregarding such lower-case prefixes as al-
and such geographical words as Cape, Gulf, Lake, Mount, and the like. The
designation classical may mean Greek, Latin, biblical, or other ancient usage,
and the designation medieval generally means that the name in question was
in common use among speakers of various languages during the crusades, or
appears in contemporary sources. 
 The maps themselves fall into two groups: six locational and eight historical.
On the locational maps may be found every place name occurring in the text,
with these exceptions: a few whose exact location is unknown (like Xerigordon,
Saint John, and ~Aqr as-Sudan), a few outside the regions mapped (like Iceland,
Aden, and Delhi), a few too ancient (like Lusitania) or too modern (like
Israel or Turkey), several in areas overcrowded with names (like Sorrento,
the Golden Horn, and Marescallia), several of minimal importance (like Lorto
or Narni) or common knowledge (like France or Africa), and a large number
which occur only in names or titles of crusaders and other persons (like
Bouillon, Vermandois, and Aguilers). Four of these maps cover the area from
Ireland and Morocco 

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